Last week, Team Torelli debuted in the RideLondon Classique, a UCI Women’s WorldTour road race.
Across three hot stages taking place in the perennial stage of the British summer, Hanna Johansson of Team Torelli surprised everyone by taking the Queen of the Mountains jersey in Stage One (Saffron Walden to Colchester), picking up 8 points from a maximum of 12 across the three QOM splits. These 8 points would be enough to secure the jersey for the Swedish cyclist and take home overall Queen of the Mountain victory in the 2023 Classique.
Hannah also managed to pick up a second place finish in the Sprint Rankings of Stage One, finishing just behind Francesca Morgans-Slader of AWOL O’Shea, which would result in an overall General Classification of 15th on Team Torelli’s RideLondon debut.
Elsewhere, Dutch cyclist Charlotte Kool of Team DSM topped the general classification, taking home two stage wins in the process including a stunning photo finish lunge in the third stage. Kool had a five-second lead over Lizzie Deignan heading into the concluding stage, with Chloe Dygert pipping Deignan to second overall place.
It was an exciting experience for Team Torelli, facing some of the world’s top professional cyclists and hottest prospects coming through the ranks. The whole team at Scimitar would like to say a huge congratulations to Hanna Johansson for her Queen of the Mountain success this year, and for finishing in the Top 18 of the general classification.
More of the same next year? Yes please!
Camilla Ranes BYE (NOR)
Hanna JOHANSSON (SWE)
Karolina KARASIEWICZ (POL)
Amalie Winther OLSEN (DEN)
Hayley PREEN (RSA)
Morven YEOMAN (GBR)
GROVE S’annara (RSA)
MACGREGOR Bronwyn (NZL)
MAGILL Hazel (IRL)